NTSB Identification: MKC89LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38268.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 02, 1989 in GRIFFITHVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6610Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT SAID THAT WHILE PRACTICING TO'S AND LDGS ON A GRASS STRIP, HE ENCOUNTERED A SOFT SPOT AND WAS UNABLE TO KEEP THE AIRCRAFT FROM NOSING OVER. THE NEWLY CERTIFICATED PILOT WAS PRACTICING FOR POSSIBLE EMPLOYMENT WITH AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION AND WAS NOT INVOLVED IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ASSURE SUITABLE TERRAIN WAS BEING USED FOR THE LANDING.

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